[The Stranger – Seattle Newspaper]
The Lying Disease by Cienna Madrid
It’s a startling account of the phenomena I’ve first heard of years ago after a woman was found out to be lying about her illness in order to get her dream wedding. The people and businesses donating the money and services needed were incensed at the fraud, but I was just horrified. I knew that many people would think twice before donating money again and that could seriously hurt genuine cancer patients.
This article offers some valuable insights into the complicated mental disorder responsible for the people (predominately women) who pretend to be seriously ill on internet forums and blogs. I recommend you read it – it’s certainly an eye-opener.